ONE Myanmar update: Urrutia scratched, Rahman vs. Imanari added

Masakazu Imanari to face Radeem Rahman in Myanmar. Photo: Akihito Tatematsu.

ONE Championship returns to Myanmar this Friday for ONE: Pursuit of Greatness.

Former Pancrase champion and UFC veteran Kazuki Tokudome was set to meet Tiger Muay Thai’s journeyman Emilio Urrutia at featherweight. Urrutia has sustained an injury in training and the bout has been cancelled and removed from the promotion’s event page.

As of today another Japanese veteran steps into the vacant slot against an Evolve MMA prodigy as Masakazu Imanari (30-18-2) faces Radeem Rahman (3-1). Imanari, a former Deep featherweight champion, is widely known as the leglock master of MMA.

It should be obvious that Rahman only needs to avoid that part of the action to have a chance at a win. Whether or not he’s had the time to prepare this game plan will be the deciding factor. Imanari versus Rahman will be at a catchweight of 67kgs allowing for the late booking.

ONE: Pursuit of Greatness will be headlined by Aung La Nsang making his third defense of the middleweight title against Phoenix and Desert Force champion Mohammad Karaki.


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